Hyenas to rock out with heroes at 'dream' show

Nelson's princes of punk are living the dream by gigging with an NME favourite.

Padiham's Nazareth Unitarian Chapel will host a brass band concert and Christmas Tree Festival this weekend.

Brass band back by popular demand

A popular brass band is making a return visit to Padiham by popular demand.
Higher Trapp Hotel restaurant manager Sheila Oxborough is pictured with the Lancashire Rag Pudding with (from left to right)  sous chef Paul Simkin, , John Rattigan from Crossroads Care and Dr Graham Sellens from the Friends of Rossendale Memory Choir.

Sales of traditional pudding is music to the ears of singing group

Diners are hitting the right note with a singing group for people who care for relatives with dementia.

Grace Davies looks set for a great career despite missing out on being crowned winner of The X Factor.

Amazing Grace misses out on The X Factor crown but looks set for future stardom

Singing sensation Grace Davies failed in her bid to be crowned the winner of The X Factor.

Ribble Valley singer Grace Davies could be crowned the X Factor winner tomorrow night.

Grace in ultimate final to be crowned X Factor winner

A duet with chart topper Paloma Faith sealed a place for Ribble Valley singer Grace Davies in tomorrow night's ultimate final show of the X Factor.

The BPI predict sales of over one million vinyls across the next month

Vinyl record sales expected to hit one million this Christmas

Music fans should expect plenty of gift-wrapped vinyl records this Christmas as more than one million vinyl LPs are predicted to be sold in December, record labels' association BPI has said.

Not your usual Christmas hit: Kim Wilde

Kim Wilde to team up with trash metal band for anti-Christmas single

Kim Wilde has teamed up with thrash metal band Lawnmower Deth to release an anti-Christmas song.
Grace Davies meets youngsters during her whistle stop tour of the borough.

Thousands gather for X-Factor star Grace Davies' homecoming gig

Rising Ribble Valley star Grace Davies wowed the crowds at her homecoming performance in Blackburn’s Cathedral Quarter.
Should mobile phones should be banned at live music events?

Over a quarter of young people think mobile phones should be banned at gigs

Over a quarter of young people (27%) think mobile phones should be banned at live music events because filming and photography is distracting and takes away from the experience.

Kara Lily Hayworth as Cilla Black

Review: Cilla the musical at Manchester Palace Theatre

Much like Cilla's career, the start of her musical at Manchester's Palace started with a slight technical hitch but it did little to dampen the brilliance of what followed.

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ALL HAIL HYENA! is championing Psyched to raise awareness of mental illness. (s)

Colne pals' gig amps up mental health mission

Three Colne pals are "turning up the volume on mental health" with a music event spurred on by a friend's suicide.

The Pendle Jazzmen in action.

Pendle Jazzmen settle into new home with aplomb

Having held weekly gigs for more than five years at The Inn on the Wharf before it closed down, The Pendle Jazzmen’s first session at their new home at The Ighten Mount Club has proved a huge success.

Apps for kids to explore the world of music

Top apps for introducing your kids to music

Want to introduce your child to music? There’s an app for that.
Bradley Walsh in the studio

Bradley Walsh: On my tombstone it will say 'At last a day off'

Game show host, actor, presenter and singer Bradley Walsh talks to Joe Nerssessian about his second album in as many years, twelve months after he became the UK's biggest-selling debut male artist.

Carey was expected to kick off her tour in Canada

All I want for Christmas is flu: Mariah Carey cancels start of festive tour

Mariah Carey has said it is "bleak" that she has been forced to cancel the first shows of her Christmas tour because of a respiratory infection.

Burnley Municipal Choir is presenting The Magic of Mozart this Saturday.

Get set for the Magic of Mozart

Prepare for an enchanting night of music when Burnley Municipal Choir presents The Magic of Mozart.

The Jack Pack wowed the audience at Burnley Mechanics Theatre.

Jack Pack played their cards right in show stopping performance

Simon Cowell described their performance on Britain's Got Talent as "outstanding."

Axl Rose (left) and Tommy Stinson of Guns N' Roses

Guns N' Roses to rock out as Download Festival headliner

Guns N' Roses have been confirmed as third and final headliner for metal music festival Download.

Together again: Micheal Ball and ALfie Boe

Michael Ball and Alfie Boe muse over Downton Abbey musical

Chart-topping singers Michael Ball and Alfie Boe joked that they would love to turn hit period drama Downton Abbey into a stage musical.
Turnpike Troubadours A Long Way From Your Heart

Music review: Turnpike Troubadours’ “A Long Way From Your Heart’’

Fantastic name – fantastic album! Acclaimed Oklahoma roots-rock powerhouse Turnpike Troubadours are on to a winner here.

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